Microsoft is testing a new set of gaming badges on Xbox OS. Xbox badges are currently available to members of the Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead Insider programs.
Badges indicate that a game requires a disc to play or is not available on the user’s current console (X|S series games on Xbox One, for example). This is an effort by the Xbox team to make it easier to determine what games you can play, as Xbox Engineering Manager Eden Marie explained in a recent tweet,
In this screen, Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Resistance are disc installs where the disc is not currently inserted, Rain On Your Parade has previously exited Game Pass, and Steep is owned by a user who is not logged in (and this is not their primary Xbox). pic.twitter.com/yvxk3WAf7E
— Eden Marie (@neonepiphany) July 25, 2022
The badges will likely be made public soon in a future update once Insider testing is complete. In a follow-up tweet, Marie added: “We definitely have future improvements in mind. It was sort of a necessary first step.”
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